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Necromancing the Stone: Review & Giveaway!

Necromancing the Stone: Review & Giveaway!

Necromancing the Stoneby Lish McBride At long last, it’s here! This review contains some spoilers from the first book, so proceed at your own risk. After killing the evil necromancer Douglas Montgomery in last year’s hilarious Hold Me Closer Necromancer, Sam LaCroix has not only inherited Douglas’ seat on their town’s supernatural Council, but he’s inherited his huge house, his shapeshifting cat butler James, and a small army of angry jam-loving gnomes as well. Just as he’s settling into his new position as head of a very unusual household, however, his sister gets a nasty threat delivered to her door, and a sudden death changes everything. One thing a necromancer should always keep in mind, after all, is that just because someone’s dead doesn’t mean they stay that way. It feels like we’ve been waiting for this sequel forever, and I’m so pleased to report that catching up with Sam… Read more »

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Win a copy of The Last Princess or Revived!

Win a copy of The Last Princess or Revived!

Things have been a little quiet around here lately, but we haven’t forgotten you! We have a couple of extra finished copies of buzzed-about books we’d love to share with our readers.  The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze and Revived by Cat Patrick were just released this month, and thanks to our friends at Little Brown, we’re giving you a chance to win a finished hardback copy of one of these books! You can find synopses through the links, which take you to GoodReads. If you’re a fan of paranormal mysteries or dystopian fantasies, these are titles that are probably already on your list. Enter to Win! To enter the contest, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below and leave us a comment to let us know which book you’d prefer if you win. As usual, you can earn extra entries for sharing the contest… Read more »

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Of Poseidon: giveaway!

Of Poseidon: giveaway!

Have you noticed all the YA mermaid books out this year? One of the books with the prettiest covers and most intriguing story lines is Of Poseidon by Anna Banks.  The book doesn’t come out until later this month on May 22, but we’re giving you a chance to win an ARC of this coveted title now!  Poseidon Synopsis: Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . . Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that… Read more »

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event recap: LA Times Festival of Books 2012 and giveaway!

event recap: LA Times Festival of Books 2012 and giveaway!

Every time the lovely ♥ Rachel ♥ stops by the blog, she always has fantastic bits of author news that I haven’t heard elsewhere, so I was thrilled to hear she wanted to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival Books for us.  As if that weren’t exciting enough, Rachel is such a sweetie that she also has an autographed copy of Deb Caletti’s new book to give away! Read on to see how you can win. ~ Wendy I just like to say thanks again to Wendy inviting me to share my experience! Aaron Karo, Abby McDonald, Tristan Bancks Attending the Event: This was my first year attending the Festival, so I was pretty excited to go. So armed with sun block, a camera, and my husband’s muscles (books are heavy!) I was ready to tackle this large event. I had read schedules, knew which panels I wanted to attend and… Read more »

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Totally Outrageous Preloved Giveaways! And a Poolside Vlog with Shirley Marr

Totally Outrageous Preloved Giveaways! And a Poolside Vlog with Shirley Marr

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know we’re big fans of Aussie author Shirley Marr. Today happens to be Shirley’s birthday, and she’s celebrating with us on her official blog tour for her newest book Preloved!  Read our review from last week, download the pink sugared popcorn recipe card, and then join us for a little afternoon pool party. Like all good parties, it might just come with some special party favors for a few of our lucky guests… Shirley Marr’s Vlog And that’s right–it hardly seems fair, but our wonderful birthday girl is offering YOU a present! Along with 1 autographed copy of her new book, Shirley is offering one lucky winner a beautiful sterling silver locket necklace similar to the one that plays such an important role in the book. Grand Prize – 1 autographed copy of Preloved by Shirley Marr, plus a beautiful necklace… Read more »

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How to Date a Merman! plus Vicious Deep ARC giveaway

How to Date a Merman! plus Vicious Deep ARC giveaway

One of the titles I’m most anticipating this year is The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova. Along with Lies Beneath, it’s another mercreature story with a male POV, which is something I really appreciate in young adult literature–because we sure don’t see enough of it. Which got me to thinking…if you were an ordinary girl who met a merguy, that’s got to be a pretty awkward situation to work out logistically. How would that work, exactly? Zoraida was kind enough to humor my curiosity, as well as to tell us why she chose to write this story from a boy’s perspective. Join us as The Midnight Garden officially kicks off the Vicious Deep Blog Tour!  ~ Wendy    HOW TO DATE A MERMAN There are rules, you see.  Mermen are different from regular men. For one, there’s the tail. Most men don’t have tails. At least, none that you can… Read more »

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Preloved Review & Pink Sugared Popcorn!

Preloved Review & Pink Sugared Popcorn!

Preloved by Shirley Marr I had a horrible sensation in my stomach only because, like, a billion things could go wrong when you try to tell a girl that her Eighties-flavoured boyfriend from a past life was trying to hook back up with her.Preloved is the story of 16-year-old Amy Lee, a girl who lives in the fictional Australian town of Middlemore with her Chinese mother. On her school’s Eighties Theme Day, she’s dressed up as Buttercup from The Princess Bride and battling her love/hate relationship with her best friend Rebecca when she accidentally stumbles upon a silver locket with a picture of a boy from the 80s inside. Her life gets complicated when the boy’s ghost appears and begins to haunt her–but not for the usual reasons you might expect. First of all, Logan wears his collar popped. And he’s persistent. And he’s annoying. But as Amy grows closer… Read more »

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